The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap Features for GBA

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Ocarina of Time - N64, 1998

Almost unanimously considered the best of the series, Ocarina of Time has influenced the shape of gaming since its release, having helped to set the trend for 3D RPGs and becoming a benchmark for a new era of games. This year will see Ocarina of Time re-released for the 3DS. Link in three dimensions! It's like the future! It's now available to download for the Wii and in updated form on the 3DS.

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87Sarah's Avatar


oh and was that Mario without his hat I spotted in Link's Awakening?

I can't WAIT for the new Zelda to come out *adds another game to the wish list*
Posted 11:06 on 10 March 2011
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87Sarah@ chelskiboy247

Have you got it yet? It's such a fantastic game and the very first Zelda game I have ever played on, now I'm tempted to get the old ones...
Posted 11:02 on 10 March 2011
SexyJams's Avatar


This was made for Steg :)
Really enjoyable and well written feature. Thanks guys :)
Posted 08:49 on 23 February 2011
Stegosaurus-Guy-II's Avatar


Good to see people praising Link's Awakening.

YouTube Video
Posted 21:28 on 22 February 2011
CheekyLee's Avatar


Originally Posted by Some literary genius
Majora's Mask continued to make use of the N64.
I could just leave the post at that, and my point would have been made. Now, I know that VG don't do massive features, but ... honestly? You'd have been better off writing nothing.

That is a low point in the otherwise top quality writing on this site.

Also, no love for Gamecube 4 Swords Adventures? I know, nobody (except me and Endless) ever played it, but OMG it was hilarious stuff! That one game would be worth buying a Cube and 4 GBA's for, even if you then had to go and hire 3 people to play with.
Posted 21:26 on 22 February 2011
Clockpunk's Avatar


Need to give Oracle of Ages/Seasons another go. Just a pity no Zelda game has yet, IMO, lived up to Links Awakening...
Posted 20:18 on 22 February 2011
IamBugged's Avatar


Majoras Mask is by far my favorite, but I have the fondest memories of Link's Awakening.
Posted 20:07 on 22 February 2011
Bloodstorm's Avatar


Christ, even blogtaku gave Zelda MUCH more detail......
Posted 19:44 on 22 February 2011
LadyGoth's Avatar


Talk about a lack of detail. Zelda is amazing and deserves far more time to be given to it than this.
Posted 19:38 on 22 February 2011
Woffls's Avatar


Would have liked a bit more detail, even if it's just for a select few; specifically Majora's Mask. I'm very disappointed that nobody has commented on this in 3 hours :(

1up did a really great compilation of stuff here including 25 song covers, videos and general history. Well worth a look for nutters like me, at least.

Majora's Mask is practically a cult favourite now, primarily among those who love the series and want it to get recognition in the shadow of its predecessor, Ocarina of Time. Unfortunately, it's probably news to some people that Majora's Mask used a 3 day cycle, at the end of which the moon crashes into Termina. You must go back in time to the first day - usually when the remarkably unsettling music draws in - but there's some persistence across time, so all is not lost. It's an incredibly interesting game, and few games have even attempted it since, let alone get anywhere near realising such terror.

And people whine about Wind Waker's unorthodox structure and pacing, but that game is about doing things at your own pace, not speeding through it and ignoring all the things which make it unique. I only wish that I could leave the boat sailing safely for 3 minutes while I make a cup of Tea instead of having to worry about sharks or whatever.

Can't wait for Skyward Sword... and Ocarina 3D... I might go play Majora's Mask now =\

[edit] Here's that creepy Majora's Mask music: YouTube Video
And yeh, if none of you like Zelda, just don't do the feature. It deserves much better than this, and it's no wonder people don't take Nintendo games seriously these days...
Posted 18:35 on 22 February 2011
chelskiboy247's Avatar


Nice feature, I think I might pick up Twilight Princess for my Wii.

By the way, I think you mean February 21, not January :).
Posted 18:32 on 22 February 2011

Game Stats

Release Date: 12/11/2004
Developer: Flagship
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: Adventure
No. Players: One
Rating: PEGI 3+
Site Rank: 1,314 180
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